I grew up with a wonderful family that exposed me to many different things when I was young. Of course, I took for granted what they had exposed me to and even despised some of the events that they “dragged” us to. As a parent now I know why they felt the need to expose us to many different venues despite the whining my sister and I would do. They felt it was their duty to show us as much as they could of the world around us. To provide us with experiences so we could learn to appreciate the beauty all around us.
One of those “adventures” that my parents used to take my sister and me on was to cemeteries. I was never really into this as a child and I find it quite funny, now that I am older, that I actually like them. I recall many times when we would pull over to the side of the road and walk through small cemeteries doing rubbings and admiring tombstones. I even remember going to some for Easter egg hunts and even having picnics. Our adventures did not consist of frolicking around the grounds of the deceased being disrespectful but rather our parents were teaching us to respect and admire the beauty found in such places. To remember those that are buried through their stories and trying to keep their tombstones looking nice.
Want to know more about Oakland Cemetery and their annual Sunday in the Park event? Please check our my blog post on Atlanta Area Moms. You won’t be disappointed!